1968 Lamborghini Miura

$107.3M, record prices at Gooding & Company Pebble Beach 2021
Friday, 13 August - Saturday, 14 August 2021
Sale Price
$1,400,000 - $1,800,000
Est. Range
13 August 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Recent restoration
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis no. 3378; Engine no. 1739. Rosso Miura over black vinyl. 3929/350hp, 5-speed, Campagnolo wheels, woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, Jaeger gauges, books and tools. Polo Storico certified.

Evaluation: Matching numbers and fully known ownership history. Restored in 2018 by Carrozzeria Cairati in Milan to immaculate standards. It’s a perfect early Miura top to bottom and likely looks even better than it did when it left Sant’Agata in 1968.

Bottom Line: The Miura is the most collectible regular production Lamborghini, and its values have appreciated rather quickly, even relative to other classic Italian thoroughbreds. But relative to later Miuras (the P400 S and SV), the early series P400 is the least powerful, the least refined, the least comfortable, and technically the least desirable. This one’s stellar concours-ready presentation, however, was hard to ignore and it brought a massive price. A new auction record for a P400, in fact, and nearly 600 grand more than Neil Peart’s less than perfect silver P400 S brought at Gooding the following day.

by Andrew Newton
19 August 2021
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Parts car.
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